Luke Greenbank and Charlie Attwood set British Age Group records on the way to junior gold medals on the opening night of the 2015 British Swimming Championships in London.
With finals being contested for athletes aiming to qualify for this summer’s European Youth Olympics and European Games, there were plenty of chances for Britain’s top young talent to impress alongside their senior counterparts.
And it was the 17-year olds Greenbank and Attwood who shone brightest on the opening night with golds in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Breaststroke respectively.
Cockermouth swimmer Greenbank took down Chris Walker-Hebborn’s seven-year old British Age Group record of 55.61 by taking the touch in 55.33, beating his own PB of 55.38 in the process.
Attwood’s British Age Group 200m Breaststroke record came in the heats, the TauntonDeane swimmer clocking 2:14.55 before backing it up with a 2:14.60 effort to claim gold.
City of Birmingham’s Luke Davies and Cockermouth’s Edward Baxter completed a record-breaking podium behind Atwood with Davies also ducking under the old 17 Yrs British Age Group record in 2:15.12 and Davies claiming bronze in 2:16.14, having set a 16 Yrs British Age Group record 2:16.08 in the heats.
All 10 junior gold medallists set PBs to win their titles on the night with Millfield’s 15-year old Brodie Williams winning both the 400m Freestyle (3:38.05) and 100m Backstroke (57.45) titles in the 15/16 Yrs age group.
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